Kevin L. Bennett

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma mater
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Mexico
  • Psychologist
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Kevin L. Bennett (born 1974) is an American psychologist, author, and professor at Penn State Beaver, Beaver Campus. He is known for his writing in Psychology Today magazine, with more than 75 behavioral science articles in the Modern Minds column.[1] He is a fellow at the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health (UD/MH) in London, UK[2][3] and a recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State Beaver.[4]


Bennett received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, his M.S. from the University of New Mexico and his Ph.D. from City, University of London, United Kingdom.[5] He is a 1992 graduate of Rochester Adams High School in Rochester Hills, Michigan.[6]


In 2004, Bennett joined the Penn State faculty and was promoted to full teaching professor in 2018.[7] In addition to his academic appointment, he currently serves as program coordinator for the psychology department. Since 2000, Bennett has authored or co-authored over 100 scholarly publications, books, book chapters, and popular science articles.[8] [9]

From 2003-2017, Bennett was a researcher on the International Sexuality Description Project (ISDP) founded by David P. Schmitt. This project was the largest-ever cross-cultural research study on mating behavior and personality with a database of 17,837 individuals representing 56 different nations. From 2018-2019, he was an editorial board member and section editor for the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science organized by Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana Weekes-Shackelford.


  1. "Psychology Today: Modern Minds"
  2. "Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health"
  3. "The Urban Transcripts Journal: Interview with Kevin Bennett"
  4. "The Roar, April 2012: Bennett Wins Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award "
  5. "Interview with Kevin Bennett: Keeping Psychology Real"
  6. "1992 Rochester Adams High School Yearbook"
  7. "Penn State Faculty Promotions Announced"
  8. "Kevin Bennett: Google Scholar Citations"
  9. "Kevin L. Bennett: Researcher Profile at Pure/Elsevier"

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